Who is this qualification for?
The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace. The first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill health but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health.
A mental health first aider is a nominated person within an organisation who anyone can go to, to assist with a mental health problem. The first aider will help to advise and guide those needing assistance and will have knowledge of how to identify those who are developing mental health issues.
This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 12 hours of learning, typically over 2 days.
The qualification covers the following components:
Unit 1: Introduction to mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing
Understand mental health and wellbeing
Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals
Understand the mental health continuum
Understand ways to self-manage own wellbeing
Unit 2: Introduction to first aid for mental health
Understand the principles of first aid for mental health
Know how to recognise mental ill health in self and others
Understand how to support mental wellbeing in the workplace
Understand how to promote a mental wellness culture in the workplace
Understand the importance of resilience and protection of self for first aiders for mental health
This is by 2 multiple-choice examinations, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learned.
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the assessment. You will receive a Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health certificate which is advised to be refreshed after three years
Please note that all certificates are now digital unless requested otherwise.
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Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid
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